Mega Food Bank Leftover Throwaway ,You Will not Believe it !

Saturday morning and guess what it’s the
end of the month for me because we are going to the food pantry yes today is
food pantry day what I’m gonna look for is I hope I can find some fruit that’s
one thing I really miss when you go to the food pantry you often don’t get much
fruit and it has to last you for me and lastly for a whole month as you all know
this food was going to be thrown away I have a video up here and I have videos
everywhere explaining how I’m able to get this food and how it is food that
was going to be thrown away and I am so excited so I’ll see you in a little bit
and let you know what did I pick up today everyone it’s the pantry Hall of
November 20 19 and all of this was food that was left over for the month of all
of the community pantries this was food left over that they opened up to the
general public for those of us who need food like this and what we don’t eat was
going to be thrown away so I’m gonna share with you everything that I got
this time I was very choosy what I got because I want to get things that I can
use for a long time I want to get things that I can have until the next pantry
comes around very blessed we have all kinds of stuff we have all kinds of
cabbage and potatoes we even got a bag of ham this is great for making ham and
green beans and potatoes I’m really really happy to have this bag of ham I
really could use it there was no fresh produce this time other than the cabbage
and other than the potatoes but that’s alright because I got a lot of things
that I can fill my kitchen shelf with and I got a lot of things that I can
really use I do have to say I forgot I did get one package of these yeah a
package of apples that we probably need to eat today or tomorrow I got some
chocolate milk I got some water because that is such a blessing to us because
our water we don’t drink our water here in the homestead I do have a water
filtration but we use that only for cooking so what I’m going to do is I’m
going to put all of the refrigerated items away then I’ll get everything out
and I’ll show you all other pantry foods lots of flour again so I’m going to be
CEO vacuum sealing the flour got lots of look got a handful of lines again ah so
let me get this all worked out and I’ll put it out on the table and you can see
also got some whole wheat flour it expired in 2018 but it looks good yet so
we will be sealing this we are going to be vacuum sealing this as you know
this pantry food it’s not food that’s the freshest here we have some prunes
and these prunes expired in March of 2019 but it’s fine you can still use
this food when you go to a big pantry you’re not going to get food that was
sitting on the grocery shelves just last week so we’ve got some really unique
items in fact I have no idea what they are flip potatoes now some of the potatoes
need to get used up in the next day or two so I was going to do them but I need
a potato so bad because my garden potatoes are already finished they
didn’t do so well this year but we got plenty of potatoes now what a blessing
this is these out in my unheated pantry now that pantry does not freeze because
it has an oil furnace in it and the oil furnace runs just for a hot water in our
bathroom but it runs enough that it keeps the out porch from freezing this
will last me for about Oh a couple months so this will ask me at least
until the next food pantry haul so we put this away and I’ll show you I
organized everything and I’ll show you what we got for this month all right so
I think everything is self-explanatory I got some limes I got some bread
I got beautiful two heads of cabbage and that is what I’ve been really hoping
for because I want to make some sound crowd and we’re gonna have a lot of
cabbage soup now for your homework assignment can you tell me what in the
world is this mix pickles I don’t know what it is I can’t figure out what this
is so if somebody can help me out let me know it’s written in Hebrew but I got a
bunch of cuz nobody wanted them can you tell me has you have you ever seen
anything like it alright so I’ll show you what we got
this table number one you can see what we got here table number two is over
here and that’s what we got this is items this month that I can use
for a long time now there wasn’t any fresh produce i was really saddened by
that but this is stuff i can really use for all kinds of cooking videos and i
can use it for on a daily basis so here we go i’ll have everything organized and
I put all the refrigerated items away but I got a lot of this stuff once again
it’s written in Hebrew I don’t know what it is but we got the plain whole wheat
flour but then we got this kind of flour now I know some of you will be able to
tell me what this is cheap at tea flour can somebody tell me what this flour is
used for so we got a bunch of the flour that is going to be vacuum sealed
tomorrow in our bags because we have a vacuum seal this because this flour
expired a couple months ago but it still looks
fine and got a lot of beans I can can really happy with this month’s food haul
so here we are so when you buy food from the grocery store it’s not meant to be
preserved for a long periods of time in fact most of the shelf life on food in
the grocery store is too years but with a little bit of help you
can preserve this food for five or six years now I don’t know what the contents
of this looks like inside so this expired in 2018 so this is
almost two years old it was January 2018 but we’re gonna open it up and we’re
gonna take a look at it when you get through to the food pantry you don’t
know what you’re gonna get you don’t know what you’re gonna find and so you
use what you can so many people have taken from my video above here I talked
about how you can get free food so many of you are doing exactly what I’m doing
so we’re gonna open up these bags and we’re gonna find out what it looks like so this is plain wheat flour it looks
fresh it appears fresh and I’m gonna use it all of you are telling me to put
things in the freezer 48 hours that way would kill with it would be any kind of
bugs that you should do even with grocery store things like flour I don’t
have freezer room but my nighttime temperatures get below freezing so I’m
gonna put it outside for 48 hours these are what you call mylar bags now a mylar
bag is something that you can use to help protect your food for long periods
of time and this is what I’m gonna use for the flower you can also oven can the
flower which I have above video here but I don’t have any more jars to do that
and it’s expensive having to buy large canning jars but the mylar bags are
relatively reasonable price so we’re going to go ahead and we’re going to put
our flower in the mylar bags I’m gonna date this flower that it should be used
first because it is the oldest that I have
I literally have over 50 videos on this I’m not going to show you the whole
procedure of everything that I do but I’m going to show you just a few of the
items that I will now this mylar bag would have a lot more
room for more flour but I really don’t want to open up that much at one time so
maybe I’ll use part of this one now this is Pillsbury whole wheat flour now we’re
going to take a good look at it and see what it looks like this has the same
expiration date I know the warehouse where this stuff is coming from and they
are state of the art and I have it feeling that they really they really
take care of their food items but you just never know so I did put two bags in
here I wasn’t going to but I’m afraid I’ll run out of bags so now we have our
bags full now we’re gonna take what is called an oxygen now we’re gonna take
what’s called an oxygen absorber and this would help take all the oxygen out
of these bags now we’re gonna go ahead lay the bags flat and we’re going to
iron the top of them to seal them here you go buddy
doesn’t it look so much different since everything is packaged up so nicely this
will ask me 1 to 2 years if it’s packaged this way so next time you go to
your food bank or your food pantry take a look and see if you can find something
that you can store for long term and I’m telling you you will never regret it so
before I end this video I just want to share with you one last tip you want to
really be clean when you have a food pantry you know when you go to a grocery
store if it’s really dirty you really don’t feel like buying your food there
that’s how your pantry should look you want to keep your pantry nice and clean
so you feel like shopping there people do things like this then they get
overwhelmed and so you have to take care of your food as
you get it my pantry is I would say it’s my pride and joy
some of you new subscribers take a look at my playlist of my pantry this pantry
is really large but everything’s rotated everything is
taken care of I always clean every week I go through and I just pretty much
clean and then every six months I do a thorough cleaning but I just really
enjoy having my pantry I enjoy sharing my food with friends and family and it’s
a wonderful thing and it keeps your food out of the landfill I’m able to make videos like these
because of viewers like you I thank you

100 comments on “Mega Food Bank Leftover Throwaway ,You Will not Believe it !

  1. Tessie, that is an Arabic Rice dinner kit. Masala means mixed spice. The Mixed pickles are pickled veg or fruit mixed with Arabic spices. I've eaten it. It's very different like curry and can be spicy. You make the rice dinner ( similar to our Rice A Roni, only it's spiced with Middle Eastern Spices. The Mixed pickle is to be eaten along as a go with with the rice dinner.

  2. The Hebrew food is Kosher, so it's good for us. I buy Kosher food, every chance I get. Although, I've not seen the flour. Your blessed Ms. Tessie!

  3. Wow Tessie that is some haul yes more limes guess your going to make key lime pies again:) Can't have enough potato's too:) Not sure what those pickle package is looks interesting though:) Tessie something I am going to do very soon is to start canning food we buy from the store into smaller jars. I can try oven sealing them or water bath:) Those Mylar bags look handy I know you use them a lot:) Great grocery haul saved from the dump:) Love you my Dear sister:) God Bless you and Ken and family:)

  4. Masala is a Indian food. They use a lot of spices like turmeric, cinnamon, bay leaves, and cardamon.
    I'm sure you can find more info online.

  5. Wow Tessie those bags for storage are amazing and I have never seen or heard about them before, I wonder if they are only available in America. The masala is lovely mixed with chicken or lamb and served with rice but I have never had it with pickles before. The unusual sounding flour I think makes Indian flat bread but I would Google it to make sure. Good to see that your videos are doing so well. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—

  6. That look like a type of pizza type of mix, of a spicy topping…. The flower they make like a pancake mix and put like a scoop full in boiling chicken broth like a dumpling's

  7. They are `Indian dinner mixes. We donโ€™t eat those because I canโ€™t have any processed food for health reasons but I make it from scratch. It tends to be spicy but it is good. If you donโ€™t like spicy make it without the spice packets and season it yourself. The Chapati flour is for making flat breads. I have it and make flat bread pizza crusts with it. It is easy to use and really good. Stephen prefers it to regular pizza crust and that is a teen age boy talking.

  8. Did you know Tessie you can use just the the heat seal setting on your foodsaver to seal those Mylar bags too! Love ya sis!

  9. Atta or chakki atta is a wholemeal wheat flour, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used to make flatbreads such as chapati, roti, naan, paratha and puri.[1] It is the most widespread flour in the Indian subcontine

  10. Great food haul! My research says it's best to freeze for 3 days. I do 3-4. Also, oven canning flour is not recommended as the flour can explode. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Lol, I sealed a bunch of flour and cornmeal this week too. Cornmeal in jars, flour in Mylar. ๐Ÿ˜€. I heard sugar was going up, due to sugar beat crop failures. Don't know but put some in Mylar, NO 02 absorber. ๐Ÿ˜„ Didn't want my sugar to be a brick. We have about 70 Lbs stored up.
    Love your pantry and so happy that you're teaching people to stock food.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ’œ

  11. Chapati is a type of flatbread, like pita or a tortilla. You mix the flour with water to make a dough(thick like bread dough) and a bit of salt. Pinch off pieces, pat or roll them out, and fry until brown. You can add herbs and other flavors or little bits of meat and veggies.

  12. Good Morning Tessie, Sisters, Brothers, and Friends:) Have a wonderful blessed day filled with Gods joy and happiness:) Please keep Grampy Campy in your thoughts and prayers for his wife. God Bless you Love you all:)

  13. I'm happy this worked out for you. With your other pantry items, you can stretch many meals for your family. Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿฆƒ

  14. Such great information for you to share with others. This is just a blessing to help others to begin to know what to do when they are in times of need.๐Ÿ˜˜

  15. Those mixed pickles are amazing. I use them to spice up salad dressing, you can mix them with mayonnaise as aoli to give a sandwich some pizzazz. You can put some in soup. I personally love them. It takes a long time to use them so you might want to re-can them in smaller jars. Great for marinading meat and grill food too

  16. Masala is an Indian spice mix, with curry powder as a main ingredient. I use it very often for 'Roti' a Surinam recipe with Hindu influences. (Stuffed pancake, taters, green beans, onions and chicken).

  17. If you can get a extra large cans of corn,green beans,peas,Mixed Vegetable-same fruit,peaches,pears,fruit cocktail,mandarin oranges & pineapple-

  18. It's not Hebrew, it's not Arabic, it's Hindi.
    It's just rice and ingredients to add to them.
    Just wing it. It's not going to be complicated

  19. You are truly an inspiration! I'm so happy whenever I get a notification about a new video from you. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge, you are amazing! Greetings from Norway.

  20. … it was written in English and Hindi
    … Biryani Masala is a spice mix that East Indians use to
    spice up rice and veggie dishes …
    … tastes good if not too much is mixed in
    and it can be used by vegans or with meat

  21. Wonderful food haul, and great job preserving it! What most people don't realize is food in the landfill doesn't compost quickly due to it being mixed with so many different items and compressed. I watched a documentary that said a head of lettuce can take 25 years to compost in a landfill!

  22. I would think the oxygen absorber would keep bugs from breeding in the flour. I purchased some whole grain from eBay once. Life got busy, and I didn't get it sealed. Weevils propagated and spread into every room of the house. It was a huge job cleaning them up. I'll never neglect grains ever again.

  23. I would think if you are taking out all the oxygen you wouldn't need to put outside. Too bad about the fresh fruit. Do you buy anything at the store? Like dairy and fresh fruit? I love puttering around in my pantry. I have a 12*18 foot pantry in my basement. I also have a walk in upstairs but I have a pretty large family. I love to organize my pantry. My kids love my pantry. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Are you going to your daughter's for Thanksgiving? Today will be such a lovely, busy day of preparing lots of food. We got six inches of snow and another 4 supposed to happen today. Looks like a beautiful winter wonderland. Will be so fun to spend the day in a cozy kitchen with a snow storm blowing outside. I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving. Remembering all we have to be thankful for. Blessings, Heidi

  24. I go to my pantry monthly, it helps me out a lot, especially , toward the end of the month. Have a great thanksgiving , with your wonderful family โค๏ธ Lv Dee

  25. What a WONDERFUL BLESSING !!! Gleaning @ it's finest for sure ! You certainly won't run out of flour anytime soon . We expect LOTS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES, TESSIE ! * But NO sprinkles on mine & Chevy Man's !!!


  27. Man. I wish we had a food pantry in our area. No stores, services or groups do this here. How awesome. I'd love to can everything or dehydrate it for a few family's in our area

  28. Thanks for sharing your haul. It's very interesting the different items you can get. I think the fact that the opportunity exists for people to go a food pantry and do this is fabulous. I love learning all you do Tessie.

  29. Our weekly food pantry haul come in last night, case of bananas, gal chocolate milk, mixed greens (will be dehydrating), rice, oatmeal, bread, creamer, and lots of sweet potatoes…so thankful for the blessings of Abba.

  30. Strange…I just had to re-subscribe. I don't know why ..I've been subscribed for years. Going to check all my other subscriptions to see if something happened to those too.

  31. Awesome all that food will really help you! And you get to try some new things! Thank God for many blessing ! Love you sister.

  32. Such a shame that they would have thrown all that out if someone didn't come get it. Plain wrong. Glad you got to benefit from some of it! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

  33. I would say google it…Tessie! I am learning Hebrew but not fluent, a few words here and there…..investigate! ๐Ÿ™‚ Dawn @ Rich & Dawn in MN ๐Ÿ™‚ (I will say, good haul!)

  34. Hi Tessie! Thanks for this! So informative. As for freezing dry goods – I do have a chest freezer for mine. But, I freeze up to 2 weeks, NOT just 48 hours. After doing so, I sift the flours (and cornmeal) into the storage container, that way, any lumps are out of it as well.

    I LOVE your pantry! You did an awesome job!

    And girl, let me tell you something, when I first started watching you a short while ago, I thought you were in your early 20s. You look just like my youngest son's girlfriend and that is her age. But, watching more videos I learned you were older. I was shocked! Girllllllllll, you are so young looking (and beautiful). You are so full of life and I thank God, on this Thanksgiving week (as I write this – the day before) that He enabled me to come across your channel.

    I pray you all have a blessed day!

  35. I read online that flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking soda, pancake mix can be frozen indefinitely. I have flour, pancake mix (not the complete mix), & sugar in my freezer.

  36. I just love your way of thinking. If I could get out of the house and drive to places I would definitely be stocking up my pantry also. Happy Thanksgiving to you Tessie oh, God bless you sending love your way

  37. The spices are for making Masala…it will be spicy. The pickles are chutney . Chapati flour is used for making chapatis, which are pretty similar to a flour tortillas.

  38. Nice haul! Fermenting cabbage now. Will be making pierogi for Christmas. Also, I donโ€™t know if
    You tried it…dehydrating cabbage that you can use for soups later. Wish you had a dozen of them.
    I have to buy a few limes and they can be pricey. You canโ€™t beat free! I canโ€™t believe the flour!
    That is getting pricey too. I store up to two years. Look how much money you save on food that
    Would have ended up in a dump somewhere. Kudos to you! Happy Thanksgiving Day! ๐Ÿฆƒ

  39. Do you have a video out for thanksgiving? Iโ€™m a YouTube novice just learning to navigate around.
    Iโ€™d love to see/hear about what you prepare for this special occasion.

  40. Tessie how long can you use flour after it has expired? Also I have bags of rice and beans of all kind. Are they still good to use yet?

  41. Its products from india. Mixed pickles are a chutney you eat some amounts with you meal. Flour you make roti. / tortias. Good stuff. Well maybe not to you if you never eatin Indian foods

  42. Just found your channel. I bought a repo double wide that needs major renovation but was too good of a deal.

  43. I tried those food pantys all it is is trash that is not edible or just nothing instant crap. You wait for an hour or 2 in a line, the produce is always rotten you basically are taking their trash out

  44. I was amazed at the food people would not take saying it was no good. It was fortunate for us as we could get twice as much fruit with bruises. We would make applesauce and can or freeze it and you can freeze the bananas with bruises till you use them in baking.You should be proud of all you have accomplished. You don,t know me but I am proud of what you have accomplished in your life.

  45. Tessie I missed you last night. Apparently the cold is going around my town and my eyes- oh my eyes couldnโ€™t stand a bit of light. I watched a lil tv, to bright. I watched my YouTube, to bright. And the family wanted to go see Christmas lights last night, but ol Mo said no. I feel a lot better today though. Cabbage and beans sounds about it right now. I was just telling Jo I was craving some split pea with ham. Cabbage sounds a lot better! The wind here is terrible! Stay warm- and your right. Freezing temps kill the bugs. Stay healthy, stay happy and as always God Bless you and your family.โค๏ธ๐ŸŒน

  46. WOW! What a variety this month. I did spy some fruit cups, so even though it's not fresh, it is fruit ๐Ÿ™‚ I love making the flatbread with the flour – I think it's Indian. I saw the cabbage and thought yep she's in Pennsylvania LOL. I was amazed at the size of the broccoli heads, cabbage and cauliflower in PA; and the veggies were sooo delicious.

  47. I'm new to your channel. I'm glad you are stocked with food. I'm going to a free meal today for those who don't have a place to go. Ok I'm going to keep watching. Happy ๐Ÿฆƒ

  48. I love watching your food pantry videos. I think its awesome that you can get all that. I wish we had that here.

  49. The Mehran food products are a Pakistan spice product line. The mixed pickles are those shown on the label. Kinda like the cans or jars of the Italian or Mexican pickled mix vegetable but spicier.
    . The Biryanti Masala is a spicy combination of the following spices. Cinnamon, cloves, cardamon, bayleaf, black stone flower, mace, nutmeg, kapok buds, fennel seed all ground together. It could also include clarified butter (Ghee) mint leaves, ginger, onion, tomatoes, green chilies and garlic.
    It is used when making rice dishes

  50. Tessie the dates on food are not actually expiration dates per the USDA.
    I actually use my Food Saver vacuum machine to vacuum seal mylar bags.
    You can purchase a hand plump automotive brake bleed off tool to vacuum seal mylar bags and mason jars for dry food canning.

  51. Mixed pickles are a variety of garden veggies that have been pickled in a solution like you would use to make sauerkraut. Growing up on a farm/homestead in rural VA, mixed pickles were a staple for us through the winter months. Mom and dadโ€™s mixed pickles included green beans, and corn. We had them with fried potatoes pinto beans and corn bread. When you prepare them, make sure you drain the picking solution and rinse them well before you eat them.

  52. Tessie how are you going to use your limes? I have a 5lb bag i got on sale and im wondering what to do with them. oh and have you ever tried fried cabbage? i use a little worchteshire sauce and spices in mine, real good as a side with dried beans or potatoes.

  53. Limes! YUM! I use lime as a salt substitute – it is great to spritz a salad with a bit of lime just before you eat it. Also, you won't have to use as much dressing on it, it just adds a nice taste.

  54. I think it would be so cool to have an outdoor, (second) kitchen! My kitchen is a nice size but I have too many countertop appliances and โ€œstuffโ€ Iโ€™m glad you get things you can use. Have you ever made fried cabbage.? itโ€™s really good and good for you, minus the bacon grease lol. Cabbage in the store is very cheap. Probably the cheapest produce you can buy.

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